Re: Lucha Libre Match/Show Discussion/Reviews
this might have taken place in Japan but it still counts as Lucha Libre so I'm posting it in here
Blue Panther/Cuchillo v Super Astro/Kato Kung Lee (UWF 7/6/90)
--Sometimes searching random matches on a streaming site just does it for you. This wasn't much of a "great match" as much as it was a "show the Japanese crowd what lucha is all about". If I got the date right, and I think I did, then this wasn't too long after the promotion had been formed so nothing more should been expected. It did its job. The crowd were nuts were Kato Kung Lee except this one guy with a shrieky voice that was chating "Cuchillo" every now and then. Kato remined me of the original Tiger Mask but in a good way, he did some stuff I'd never seen before and didn't botch a single thing. H emade what he was doing look worthwhile as well, I mean you could argue that this wasn't much better than what a Kurt Angle might do but they keep the traditional "face dominates heel" or this case "tecnico dominates rudo" formaula and it's just THAT fun to watch. Or I can be really bias and unfair and don't give a shit. Cuchillo was the biggest guy in the match and less agile than the rest so while Astro and Kato were diving arond and running on the ropes (literally) he would be handing out free lariats to impress your face with. Panther was giving power moves like that as well and wasn't rocking the mat like he might in other matches, mainly because it looked like he wanted to make Kato look like the best guy ever, and he succeeded. Really fun and worth your time unless you have no soul.